Hazardous Sites and Substances

The Site Assessment and Consultation (SAC) Unit is charged with preventing or reducing exposures to releases of toxic substances.

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    Contaminant or Chemical Specific Information and information related to Public Health, Contaminants, and the Environment

SAC contributes to MDH's mission by conducting public health activities related to contaminant releases, including:

  • Evaluating public health exposures to chemicals and making recommendations for reducing exposures to contaminants from hazardous waste sites, landfills, dumps, industrial facilities, and other sites where hazardous materials are released.
  • Responding to citizens who petition ATSDR (U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) for a health assessment.
  • Providing guidelines and advice to maximize health benefits of eating fish and for eating fish low in contaminants.
  • Providing community and professional public health education.
  • Reviewing and responding to health concerns related to exposures to environmental contaminants.

Updated Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:55PM